If the rumors about Ford’s next Mustang prove to be true, Carroll Shelby will probably be turning over in his grave.
Rumblings from enthusiast forum Mustangs Daily suggest that there is, in fact, a force-fed four cylinder on tap for the 2015 Mustang. As you may already know, everything you read on the internet is completely reliable. Keeping that in mind, Ford’s next muscle car will come with a 2.3-liter EcoBoost enigne packing an impressive 310 hp.
The forum member guilty of stirring the pot claims to be part of the market research study for the upcoming car. If any of that is true, it holds significant implications for the future of budget performance cars. Ford hopes to move the Mustang from an American flag waver’s delight to something more globally marketable.
That will mean ditching the car’s live rear axle and, possibly, offering a more fuel efficient engine. The unit in question this time is said to return up to 34 mpg.
For perspective, that figure comes nail-bitingly close to touching the same power Shelby’s 428 cubic-inch Cobra Jet V8 made in 1968.
[Source: Mustangs Daily]